Week of 5.22.17

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Township resident double crossed in fraud


03/17/2017 - Bloomfield Township residents who were selling furniture on eBay ended up becoming the victim of fraud through phony purchase transfers and scams on shipping and handling.

On Wednesday, March 8, Bloomfield Township police spoke with the residents who live in the 700 block of Palms Road. The residents told officers that they were selling furniture on the internet website eBay, and they began communicating with a prospective buyer who lived in California. The buyer sent a check to the victim for more than double the agreed upon purchase price. The buyer then asked the victim to transfer the extra funds to a third account in order to pay for the shipping and handling.

The township residents did as requested, and then was notified five days later that the check from the buyer was fraudulent.

The victim's bank account is now out the funds that were sent for shipping.

The residents had not yet sent the furniture to the prospective buyer when they discovered the fraud.

Bloomfield Township detectives are investigating the incident.

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